• On Jul 27, 2017
    Amanda from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be in Disney for Christmas and new year this year 2017. I notice the Christmas activities end on 12/22 at magic kingdom. Are there any Christmas activities on Christmas Eve day or Christmas Day? If so which day is better to be at Magic kingdom?

    Dear Amanda,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to see us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your wondEARful question! The Christmas season is the most magical season of the year at the most magical place on earth, and how lovely that you will be there to experience it for yourselves!

    You are correct that there is no Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day, but rest assured that all of the seasonal decor and feeling is very much present! Check for Extra Magic Hours for Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests and plan on taking advantage of them. 

    Christmas Day at the Magic Kingdom is the busiest park on the busiest day, so plan ahead. Early arrival will ensure that you will not be closed out of the park due to large numbers of your fellow guests who also wish to celebrate the season of joy with you. I recommend that you make Advanced Dining Reservations for Table-Service meals so that your magic is enhanced by not having to wait in a long line for a Quick-Service meal. 

    Epcot is also an incredibly magical place to spend Christmas Day, and I recommend booking a dinner package for the Candlelight Processional as well to ensure easy seating for that show. 

    The most important advice that I have for you is to take it slow, pace yourself, and enjoy the magic of the season.

    Have a magical vacation!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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